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Changes to Legal Status - Certificate of Title in QLD

The Queensland Government has recently amended the Land Title Act to end the legal effect and status of Certificates of Title (title deed) for land in Queensland. Read More


Child support debts stop parents from travelling

Do you have child support debt but still want to travel outside Australia? Record numbers of travelling parents with outstanding child support debts are being stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving Australia. If you do not pay your child support debt, the Australian Government can issue a Departure Prohibition Order (DPO) to stop you from leaving Australia. Generally speaking, this travel ban will be issued when there is a debt owing and there have not been satisfactory arrangements to discharge all debts. Read More


Application for Consent Orders

Applying for consent orders will enable you to keep a well-documented, binding and enforceable record of your agreement. Having a consent order means that you do not have to go through the court process and can resolve your dispute without incurring the costs of lengthy court proceedings. It is also a great way to avoid family breakdowns and the legal costs associated with future problems such as changing parenting, property or financial circumstances. Read More


Cooling-off periods, what are they and how do they work?

Purchasing a property, particularly your first property, can be an extremely confusing and emotional process. As such, it is common for a buyer to purchase a property which they are later unwilling or unable to proceed with. If the buyer is unable or unwilling to complete the contract, they may be entitled to terminate the contract pursuant to a cooling-off provision. Read More


Initiating a Divorce

It’s a fact of life that one in every three marriages in Australia end in divorce. While the process of obtaining a divorce might sound daunting, it is important to remember that it is not the end of the world and there are people here to help. The first step for you is to understand the divorce process and what exactly it entails. Read More


Common Divorce Issues – Separation Under One Roof

When applying to the Court for a divorce order to be made, it is necessary to establish that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This is achieved by demonstrating to the Court that the parties to the marriage separated for a period of at least twelve months immediately preceding the date upon which the application for the divorce was filed. Read More